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Iran Commissions its Largest Wind Farm

By John Lee. Iran has reportedly commissioned its  largest ever wind farm. According to Energy Digital, the Sihapoush wind farm, in Qavzin province, is set to have a capacity of 61.2MW and comprise 18 Siemens Gamesa SWT-3.4-108 turbines. It has been fully commissioned by Arian Mah Baad, with EPC being done by local Iranian company […]

700 MW of Clean Electricity to Be Added

Iran’s deputy energy minister said about 700 megawatts (MW) of electricity generated by the country’s clean power plants will be added to the national grid by late September 2018. Speaking to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), Seyed Mohammad Sadeqzadeh said the number of power plants generating electricity from renewable resources such as wind […]

Scotland sees Business Opportunities in Iran

By John Lee. Following a visit by Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Development International and several energy companies to the Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC) last week in Rotterdam, Scottish businesses are reported to be cultivating links with Iranian companies in both oil and renewable energy. The visitors met members of the Iranian pavilion at a […]

New Dutch Company to Invest €90m in Iranian Renewables

During a state visit by the Dutch government to Iran, in the presence of the Iranian Minister of Energy, Mr. Chitchian, and the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, Ms. Schultz – Van Haegen, the Dutch company Global Renewables Investments B.V. signed an agreement to build wind and solar parks in Iran with an […]

Why Renewable Energy is Booming in Iran

By Maysam Bizær, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. On Sept. 10, Iran and Russia launched a project to add two new 1,000-megawatt (MW) reactors to the already existing 1,000-MW reactor at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in the southwest of the country. […]

Swiss Firm in $839m Wind Farm Deal

By John Lee. Switzerland’s MECI Group International has signed an agreement with Iran’s government to build a 750 million-euro ($839 million) wind farm. MECI Chairman Jeremiah Josey told Bloomberg: “Iran is at a very interesting point in history. There is so much growth to be had. They can get through at least 20 years of technological […]

Iran Interested in Wind Power Investments in Armenia

By John Lee. Iran is said to be interested in investing in wind power in Armenia. According to a report from Asbarez, Armenian Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Levon Yolyan (pictured) was informed of an Iranian plan to construct 50MW wind power plants in Armenia while on a visit to Tehran this week. During […]

Iran to build $110m Wind Farm in Kazakhstan

By John Lee. Iran has reportedly signed an agreement with Kazakhstan to build a 50-megawatt wind power plant in the west of Kazakhstan on the Caspian Sea coast. The agreement with signed between Iran’s Power and Water Equipment and Services Export Company (SUNIR) and Eurasia Invest Group in Tehran. The Kazakh government will finance the […]

Germany eyes Iran’s Renewable Energy Market

Germany is seeking to establish long-term cooperation with solar companies and industry associations in Iran, a report said. Germany has begun working closely with Iran to develop renewable energy strategies based on the successes and failures its policymakers have learned from its own Energiewende (energy transition), Power Magazine reported on Sunday. Germany’s government recently released […]

Proposal to Build Wind-Turbine Production Plant

By John Lee. Denmark has announced that it is wants to build a wind-turbine production plant in Iran. The aim is to turn Iran into a production hub, from which products can be exported to other regional countries, said Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian following his meeting with Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen this […]

Iran, Germany start new Power Talks

Iran and Germany have launched a new round of talks on setting up power plants in Iran, according to a report from Mehr News Agency. Olaf Lies (pictured), Minister of Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport for the federal state of Lower Saxony, met with Homayoon Haeri the managing director of Iran Power Generation and Transmission […]

German Firm to Fund Iranian Wind Farm

By John Lee. A German-Iranian company has reportedly signed an agreement to build a 48-megawatt wind farm in southwestern Iran. Development Environment Arvand Company will fund the 40-million-euros ($46-million) project in the Arvand Free Trade Zone in Iran’s Khuzestan province. Project Manager Frank Riesbeck told Bloomberg that turbine shipments are due to begin in January, […]